Employee Profile: Kyle Armstrong

Kyle Armstrong, Environmental Coordinator

Kyle has more than 10 years of experience in the environmental sector. He started his career working with various environmental NGO’s in conservation research and ecological restoration. He has project experience both locally and abroad in regions with exceptional biodiversity, such as the Andes and Southern Africa. Kyle also has experience working as a guide for marine-based-ecotourism outfits crewing ship expeditions to the remote regions of Haida Gwaii, the Great Bear Rainforest, and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Over this past summer, he was able to combine his experience in sustainable tourism and ecological research by collaborating with environmental managers in Kamchatka, Russia. There he monitored brown bear behaviour to better understand and mitigate the impacts of a rapidly growing commercial bear-viewing industry on the local bear population.

In addition to an undergraduate degree in social anthropology and environmental studies, Kyle has recently completed his master’s degree in Ecological Restoration at Simon Fraser University where he studied watershed restoration science. His applied research looked at tidal channel ecology and restoration of these habitats in the Fraser River estuary for rearing juvenile salmon. Before joining the GVHA, Kyle worked for Saanich Native Plants as a propagation technician and restoration consultant.

Kyle is responsible for the coordination of GVHA’s environmental programs and projects. He is excited to build upon the great work that has been done by the GVHA and its partners to build a healthy working harbour to be enjoyed by future generations.